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Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves) description

Join mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and pianist Michael Curtain for an evening of storytelling over the piano, inspired by the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. 

Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves) is a new concert from Musica Viva Australia, written and directed by Constantine Costi and devised by Paul Kildea and Ian Dickson AM. 

Anna Dowsley’s luxuriant mezzo has an almost infinite range of shades.

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With works that combine elements of cabaret and art songs without falling neatly into either category, William Bolcom occupies a special place in the repertoire. His settings of Arnold Weinstein’s witty lyrics continue a grand tradition of storytelling and song that stretches from Franz Schubert to Stephen Sondheim.  

Long Lost Loves brings together William Bolcom’s best-loved songs, from “Amor” to “At the Last Lousy Moments of Love”, with a hopeful meditation on love and living in the moment. 

[Bolcom’s songs are] colourful, brash, dreamy, light, sassy, catchy, overwrought, ethereal, folksy, soothing and sometimes several of these things at once.

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